Sikonge councilors endorse 2020/21 budget with special focus on devt

14Jan 2020
Correspondent
Tabora
The Guardian
Sikonge councilors endorse 2020/21 budget with special focus on devt

SIKONGE Ward Councilors have endorsed 2020/2021 budget estimates worth 22bn/-, focusing on the development projects.

Sikonge District Council Executive Director Martha Luleka

In the proposed budget the council is set to establish Sikonge Business Park in a move to scale up business in the district.

This agreement was reached during the recent Sikonge Council meeting held to extensively discuss and review the estimated budget for 2020/21.

Speaking at the meeting, Sikonge District Council Executive Director Martha Luleka said  the collection for the coming financial year expected to come from various sources including 19bn/- government grants, 2bn/- revenue from the council and 542m/- from non government organisation.

Lalenga added: “The council plans to ensure that 40 percent of its domestic revenue is directed to development project.”

The director explained that the council has also plans to strengthen and build more capacity to management and supervision of development projects.

She said the council will ensure 10 percent of local revenue collections will go to women, youth and disabled groups.

Speaking during the meeting, chairman of Sikonge District Council, Peter Nzalalila congratulated the council for the good plan towards the new 2021 financial year.

Nzalalila called on the government to timely provide financial support for development projects so that they can complete the pending projects and create a better environment for the people and then bring them development.

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